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The French-American Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate to its 5th annual La Soirée Champagne!

The French-American Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate to its 5th annual La Soirée Champagne!

The event will be hosted in the private Residence of the Ambassador of France, Philippe Étienne, in his presence. The Residence is one of the most beautiful mansions in Washington, DC. 

This is a rare opportunity to taste exceptional Champagnes from France's best, as well as some outstanding wines from Chateau de Pommard and others, while at the same time mingle with the Chamber's Board of Directors as well as Chamber members and friends, high-ranking diplomats and VIPs. 

In addition to the open bar wine and Champagne, there will be an upscale fingerfood cocktail prepared by the Residence's Chef, to pair with the wines!

- Snow Date: March 19 - 


. The Residence .


The Residence: From a portrait of Lafayette to a bust of Benjamin Franklin to Empire style couches, neoclassical tapestries and other works of contemporary art, the residence is home to numerous treasures.Some of the residence’s featured works of art came from the collections of the Louvre museum, while others were donated by diplomatic officials or other French ambassadors over the 80 years that the home has belonged to the French government.

More about the Residence
A virtual tour of the Residence



. Champagnes .

The Champagne: just like last year, we will have some of the best Champagnes in the world.

  • Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire Collection Cuvée Roger-Constant Lemaire (Retail value $685 - only 1,200 bottles are made every year)  
  • Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire Cuvée Trianon 
  • Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire Rose de Saignée 
  • Champagne CARBON Special Edition 2002 Bugatti Anniversary 110th  (Retail value $485)


  • Tastings of a few special ultra-premium “designer” spirits: Distillerie de Paris, and master distiller Nicolas Julhes  

And more very soon....



Sponsored by: 






. Wines .

White Wine

  • Famille Carabello-Baum Chassagne-Montrachet 2017

Red Wine

  • Nuits-Saint-Georges 2015
  • Pommard Clos Marey-Monge 2016


Sponsored by:




Founded in 1726 by Vivant Micault, secretary to King Louis XV, Château de Pommard remains one of the most iconic and visited wine estates in Burgundy. Clos Marey-Monge, at the heart of the domain, has been producing one of the greatest expressions of Pinot Noir for more than two millennia. The 20-hectare clay and limestone rich terroir make it the largest and most interesting monopole vineyards in the Côte d’Or. In July 2015, UNESCO declared the Clos a world heritage protected climat of Burgundy. The Carabello-Baum family of San Francisco purchased the domain in 2014 and became just the fifth family to guide the estate in almost 300 years. The family has transformed the estate into the ultimate wine education destination where anyone can experience the phenomenon that is Burgundy.


More info about Chateau de Pommard




. Entertainment .



The Soirée will also feature live music with the Bergamot-Rose duo.

The musical ensemble Bergamot Rose will be performing original music and world jazz, featuring vocals in French and English. The duo features Jennifer (Scott) Bergamot-Rose on piano and vocals and Cristian Perez on guitar. Jennifer's debut album, Le temps de l’Amour, reached the Top 40 on the jazz charts and has been played on radio stations worldwide.


No Refunds.

February 6th, 2020 6:00 PM   through   9:00 PM
Residence of France
2221 Kalorama Rd, NW
Washington DC, DC 20008
United States
Event Fee(s)
FACC Member Fee (Call us if you are not a member and want to become one - 202-640-1806) $ 149.00
Non-FACC Member $ 259.00